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Art – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberPractice drawing 2D and 3D shapes. Apply these skills to a drawing of some liquorice all sorts. Demo video in PowerPointLink to document
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9th NovemberPractice shading techniques by shading the tonal bar and the 3D shapes. See demonstration video. Demo video in PowerPoint.Link to document
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16th NovemberPractice mark making in biro and with coffee. See demonstration videos in PowerPointLink to document
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23rd NovemberDrawing assessment. Using all of the skills that you have been practicing to complete the drawing assessment. Choose one of the 4 images in the PowerPoint that suits your ability. Draw in pencil only. Add a full range of tones and marks to show the textureLink to document
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30th NovemberFinish drawing assessmentLink to document
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7th DecemberLook at the different examples of patterns in the PowerPoint and design your own sweet inspired patternLink to document
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14th DecemberChoose an object to draw and try all of the quick drawing activities on the PowerPointLink to document

Computing – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberWhat is Data?Link to document
Link to video
9th NovemberUsing an Online DatabaseLink to document
Link to video
16th NovemberRevising DatabasesLink to document
Link to video
23rd NovemberBinary ConversionLink to document
Link to video
30th NovemberBinary AdditionLink to document
Link to video
7th DecemberY8 Assessment 1Link to VLE

NOTE: Log in with your School Username and Password.

Try your best, this should be your own independent work. Do not use any notes or internet pages to help you. Your teacher will mark your test.
14th DecemberCatch-up LessonEnsure you have completed each of the lessons above and complete any that you have missed.

Drama – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberIntroduction to Charlotte DymondLink to document
9th NovemberRole on the WallLink to document
16th NovemberThe Green HandkerchiefLink to document
23rd NovemberThe Voices in the HeadLink to document
30th NovemberMonologue WritingLink to document
7th DecemberPreparing Your PerformanceLink to document
14th DecemberAssessmentLink to document
Link to Assessment Booklet

English – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberCreative Writing 4 LessonsLink to document
9th NovemberGrammar – recapping the basics lessons 1 -4Link to document
16th NovemberGrammar – recapping the basics lessons 5 – 7Link to document
23rd NovemberComplex Sentences lessons 1 – 4Link to document
30th NovemberComplex Sentences lessons 5 – 7Link to document
7th DecemberPast Simple / subordinate clauses lessons 1 – 3Link to document
14th DecemberPast Simple / subordinate clauses lessons 4 – 6Link to document

Food – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberComplete the Equipment pages from the booklet finishing with the wordsearch.Food Project
Recipe Booklet
9th NovemberMake the Fruity Flapjacks from the Recipe Booklet. Take some photos of you making it & a picture of your finished product & email it to your Food teacher = “their name@castlefordacademy.com) such as kgarbett@castlefordacademy.com.Food Project
Recipe Booklet
16th NovemberComplete the Bacteria lesson making sure that you watch the following Youtube clipFood Project
Recipe Booklet
Youtube clip
23rd NovemberMake the Stirfry from the Recipe Booklet. Take some photos of you making it & a picture of your finished product & email it to your Food teacher = “their name@castlefordacademy.com) such as kgarbett@castlefordacademy.com.Food Project
Recipe Booklet
30th NovemberComplete the Cookers lesson from the booklet. In order to complete the Cooking Methods Game (as you do not have the cards to sort at home) use the internet to search for an explanation of each of the terms = so what is Baking? What is Boiling? Then suggest 3 or 4 examples of foods that can be cooked by that method.Food Project
Recipe Booklet
7th DecemberMake the Thai Green Chicken Curry from the Recipe Booklet. Take some photos of you making it & a picture of your finished product & email it to your Food teacher = “their name@castlefordacademy.com) such as kgarbett@castlefordacademy.com.Food Project
Recipe Booklet
14th DecemberComplete the Eatwell Guide lesson from the booklet including the plenary questions.Food Project
Recipe Booklet

French – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberPetsLink to worksheet
9th NovemberCountriesLink to worksheet
16th NovemberTimeLink to worksheet
23rd NovemberSchoolLink to worksheet
30th NovemberOpinionsLink to worksheet
7th DecemberSportsLink to worksheet
14th DecemberTownLink to worksheet

Geography – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberMap Skills

In this lesson we will begin to look at OS maps and map symbols. This is the start of a series of lessons aimed at developing the skills of using OS maps.
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9th NovemberLocation and structure of TRFs

In this lesson we will be looking at where the major biomes are distributed, as well as looking at why they are found there.
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16th NovemberClimate of TRFs

In today’s lesson we will be looking at climate graphs. We will be able to understand the uses of a climate graph and how to read one in order to compare different climates of different biomes.
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23rd NovemberStructure of the TRF

In today’s lesson we will be looking at the structure of the Amazon rainforest and what we might find at each layer of the rainforest.
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30th NovemberPlant adaptations

In this lesson we will be looking at how different plants and animals have adapted to survive in the Amazon rainforest. Adaptation enables animals and plants to survive the warm and wet climate, along with protection from predators.
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7th DecemberCauses of deforestation

In this lesson we will be defining deforestation and how we are the cause of deforestation due to our different needs including building materials, food, water and minerals.
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14th DecemberImpacts of deforestation

In this lesson we will be learning about the negative and positive impacts deforestation has had on a local and global scale.
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History – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberBattle of Hastings Feedback / Medieval project launchLink to document
9th NovemberHow did William keep control? Castles Feudal System & Domesday BookLink to document
16th November What life like in Medieval villages?Link to document
23rd NovemberMedieval towns – how clean were towns?Link to document
30th NovemberHow important was the Church/religion to medieval life?Link to document
7th DecemberProject feedbackLink to document
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14th DecemberProject feedbackLink to document
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Maths – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd November4 rules with decimalsLesson 1
Lesson 2
9th NovemberFractionsLesson 1
Lesson 2
16th NovemberArea and PerimeterLesson 1
Lesson 2
23rd NovemberExpanding bracketsLesson 1
Lesson 2
30th NovemberAnglesLesson 1
Lesson 2
7th DecemberTypes of numberLesson 1
Lesson 2
14th DecemberIndicesLesson 1
Lesson 2

Music – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 1: Performing Pulse & Rhythms in a StructureLink
9th NovemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 2: Exploring basic beatboxing sonorities: Performing a structured pieceLink
16th NovemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 3: To explore the ability of our voiceLink
23rd NovemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 4: To understand how to communicate the meaning of a song effectivelyLink
30th NovemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 5: To explore more advanced body percussion techniquesLink
7th DecemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 6: To explore how the composer Anna Meredith uses body percussionLink
14th DecemberOak National Academy, “Stomp & Sing” Lesson 7: To review how rhythms are notated and how the body can be used as a musical instrumentLink

Product Design – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberMechanismsLink to document
9th NovemberMechanismsLink to document
16th NovemberFixingsLink to document
23rd NovemberFixingsLink to document
30th NovemberDrawing skills for DTLink to document
7th DecemberDrawing skills for DTLink to document
14th DecemberDrawing skills for DTLink to document

PE – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz
9th NovemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz
16th NovemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz
23rd NovemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz
30th NovemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz
7th DecemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz
14th DecemberPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
Link to video
Warm up quiz

RE – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberAllah and MuhammadLink to document
Link to PowerPoint
9th NovemberBeliefs:
Shahadah
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Link to PowerPoint
16th NovemberBeliefs:
Salah
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Link to PowerPoint
23rd NovemberBeliefs:
Zakah
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30th NovemberBeliefs:
Sawm
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7th DecemberBeliefs:
Hajj
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14th DecemberCelebrations
Eid ul Fitr
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Link to PowerPoint

Science – Half Term 2

Week CommencingLesson FocusResources
2nd NovemberForces and MotionLink
9th NovemberForces and MotionLink
16th NovemberForces and MotionLink
23rd NovemberEnergy transfers and CostsLink
30th NovemberEnergy transfers and CostsLink
7th DecemberEnergy transfers and CostsLink
14th DecemberEnergy transfers and CostsLink

Year 7 Half Term 1 Archive

Half Term 1 Archive